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$120,000 Drug Bust – BAUER, LUCAS, MACLEOD, KING & MABON

(RIPLEY, ON) – On November 3, 2022, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU), OPP West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), and South Bruce OPP executed two search warrants in the village of Ripley. One was executed along Tain Street in Ripley and the other was executed along Queen Street in Ripley. 

As a result of the execution of the warrants, police seized Methamphetamine and Cocaine. The estimated combined street value of the seized controlled substances is $120,330.

Police also seized a large quantity of stolen property. The list of recovered items includes: a Ford Windstar van, a wood splitter, pellet rifles, cell phones, and scales. The value of the recovered stolen property is estimated to be more than $14,300.

Officers also seized a large quantity of Canadian currency.

Dennis BAUER, 73-years-old, of Huron-Kinloss Township was charged with:

  • Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking

The accused will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton to answer to the charges.

Mark LUCAS, 36-years-old, of Waterloo Region, was charged with:

  • Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000

The accused will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton to answer to the charges.

Hannah MACLEOD, 26-years-old, of Huron-Kinloss Township was charged with:

  • Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking

The accused will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton to answer to the charges.

Kara KING, 22-years-old, of Huron-Kinloss Township was charged with:

  • Possession of Cocaine

The accused will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton to answer to the charges.

Jesse MABON, 40-years-old, from the Municipality of Kincardine was charged with:

  • Possession of Cocaine

The accused will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton to answer to the charges.